The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG)
Introduction to the TAG
The TAG is a special working group within the W3C, chartered (under the W3C Process Document) with stewardship
of the Web architecture.
As outlined in its charter, there
are three aspects to this mission:
- to document and build consensus around principles of Web architecture and
to interpret and clarify these principles when necessary;
- to resolve issues involving general Web architecture brought to the
- to help coordinate cross-technology architecture developments inside and
See the TAG current work page for details of how to work with it, upcoming events, and its publications.
Who are the TAG?
Photo Credit: Chaals
The TAG at GDS in London, 31 March 2016
Left to right: Mark Nottingham, Alex Russell, Travis Leithead, David Baron, Yves Lafon, Tim Berners-Lee, Andrew Betts, Daniel Appelquist, Hadley Beeman, Peter Linss
The TAG has 9 participants (5 elected, 3
appointed, and 1 chair) plus a staff contact:
- Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) (Chair)
- Yves Lafon (W3C) (staff contact)
- Daniel Appelquist (Samsung Electronics) (Chair)1
- Peter Linss (W3C Invited Expert) (Chair)1
- David Baron (Mozilla Foundation)1
- Andrew Betts (Financial Times / Nikkei)1
- Travis Leithead (Microsoft)2
- Mark Nottingham (Akamai)2
- Alex Russell (Google)2
- Hadley Beeman(W3C
The TAG is partly elected by the Advisory Committee and partly appointed by
the Director. Each year the nomination period typically starts 1 November the
election typically starts 1 December.